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Portlandia

Theirs works, but ours… is natural. Portlandia (2011-), for those of you unfortunate enough to be a day more ignorant than me, is a sketch comedy show set in Portland about Portland.  Portlandia is in the vein of Little Britain (2003) and Kroll Show (2013) where there’s … Continue reading

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The Bletchley Circle

When this is over won’t we have to be ordinary? The history of women in wartime espionage is an interesting one.  Women of extreme competence were brought into MI:5, British internal security and counterespionage department, for clerical positions or other … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Daughter

I have to ask your advice, Gideon. There is a phenomenon that perhaps everyone feels when they attempt to become literate in theatrical affairs of missing something.  There are many writers, directors, and actors that are spoken of in hushed … Continue reading

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Parade’s End

Ms. Wannop means, “pulling the strings of the shower-bath.” There is a blind spot in the American historical brain–and let’s be generous to ascribe only one–that is the First World War.  The loss of life on such a large scale … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 7

In roughly 90 minutes you’re going to get an email from the White House telling you to get to work. “5/1” It’s been a year since Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) inspired the turn-around for News Night and there’s a party at … Continue reading

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Wallander Series 3

I’m basically quite a cheerful person. One of the best detectives series around has been that of Wallander (2008-) based on the books by Henning Mankell.  With its combination of clear Swedish beauty and deep Swedish depression, it supplies one of the best … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 1)

Tier One – Buy Low, Sell NEVER! Inspector Morse (1987-2000) Morse, everyone just calls me Morse. DCI Morse (John Thaw) is the prickly, classical-music loving, educated, snobby, crossword-solving detective who investigates the incredibly over-abundant murders of Oxford.  Helping him in this … Continue reading

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